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Laser cut wood, gold foil and glitter wedding invitations (FRESHbash!)

Hello, Lisa here! I could not BE more excited to finally get to share all the goodness below. a couple of months ago, I was asked to participate in a wedding showcase of sorts, called FRESHbash. It was to be a competion where I would be working with three other wedding vendors: Roots Reclaimed (event design), Seascape Flowers (floral design), and Enchanté Macarons (desserts) to push the creative envelope and come up with some insanely awesome wedding loveliness. We ALL have been working so hard over the past several weeks to get ready for this event and I am so proud of how well everything came together. Before we get to that, I first wanted to share my main contribution to the event, these super rad, glitter and gold foil, laser cut wood wedding invitations. FRESHbash was a wonderful opportunity to try some techniques I have never done before and really push the limits of what wedding stationery can be. Below you can see the full invitation suite.

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The focal point of this suite is the laser cut wood centepieces. The geometric stripes were designed to match the arbor backdrop, which you will get to see in a minute. They are cut from a beautiful walnut wood and stained the most perfect warm color.

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When turned to the opposite side, you can see how everything was contained using a rippled sparkly purple belly band.

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When the guest removes the belly bend, they get an awesome surprise! Weddings are all about love right? I created the wood piece so that it could be something the guest could keep in their home after the wedding as a beautiful piece of art. Can’t you just imagine how beautiful it would look leaned against a mantle? Swoon.

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I could not be more in love with this walnut.

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The invitation itself involves some modern techniques and a little bit of humor. 🙂 You would laugh so hard if you saw how I created that black floral background using some silk flowers, my scanner and a piece of black construction paper. The couple’s names were typeset and all other cursive writing was hand lettered in brush calligraphy by me.

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The best part of it all is that all of the text is in GOLD FOIL. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love gold foil. It looks so beautiful and these photos do not even begin to do it justice. This whole suite just begs to be touched.

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I am ALWAYS down for a couple that does not take themselves too seriously. Sometimes a touch of crass humor is just the right thing.

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A simple map that orients your wedding guests with the area can be such a great idea. This hand-drawn map was printed entirely in gold foil.

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I love to incorporate fun little interactive details into invitations, especially the RSVPs. Whether that is a fun mad lib, or a space for guests to draw you a doodle, like below.

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I hand addressed the outer envelopes and added a touch of gold paint for good measure. Bright ochre envelope liners feature the simple chevron motif that can be found throughout the suite.

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Here is our booth. Isn’t it lovely? I was SO impressed with Roots Reclaimed and their gorgeous rentals and styling. Nicole and Beth are bosses of the industry.  They built this amazing arbor! You can see where the geometric lines on the invitation came from.

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Roots Reclaimed also built this rad podium to showcase my design suite.

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This is how it was displayed at FRESHbash. Under a layer of glass was a ton of beautiful different types of moss. Crystals, geodes, and florals decorated the top.

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Here you can really see how awesome the gold foil looked.

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I also designed and built our team sign! Geoff laser cut out all of those gold words and names and I built all of those tiny boxes to hold our team members’ business cards.

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I designed a set of really cool crystal/geode inspired escort cards made of acrylic.

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They looked perfect hanging from this dream catcher made by Roots Reclaimed.

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I also made little signs for all the desserts made by Enchanté Macarons. Would you believe that the signs and escort cards started their lives out as these? I might have to do a tutorial on how I made them. It is surprisingly easy!

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The booth was beautiful. All I wanted to do was magically transport this entire setup to my backyard.

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Check out these amazing florals by Darcy of Seascape Flowers. I still can’t get over them. Airplants and poppies are my fav.

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I need this lamp in my life.

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Here is the whole team! I loved getting to work with these amazing women. There is some SERIOUS talent here.

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That’s me!

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Here is a little peek at some of my favorite vignettes that the other teams created. Team Rad’s booth was drop dead gorgeous.

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Team Bae’s geodessic arbor dome was fabulous and their cookies were adorable.

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Team Elevate had an upside-down chandelier cake. What!?

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There were tons of sweet nibbles.

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This swoon-worthy cake was made by Palette Cakes. Their sugar flower work is incredible.

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Photo Booth time!!

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I have to give a should out to Baker’s Donuts. I have been going there since I was a kid and I was so happy that they were there at FRESHbash. GO TODAY and get a cronut or an ice-cream stuffed donut.

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You can’t go wrong with a Fruity Pebble covered donut.

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Geoff and I could not resist jowling in Giggle and Riot’s slo-mo booth.

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If you missed FRESHbash this year, I do feel a little sorry for you, I’ll admit. You missed a killer party with so many rad vendors, pretty things to see, yummy food to eat, tasty cocktails to drink, and space to dance, dance, dance. Don’t miss it next year! I absolutely loved getting to be a part of it and challenge myself creatively and form close bonds with some amazing, talented people.

Don’t you just love Hawaii? There is a major feeling of nostalgia that comes along with it, even for those of us going for our first visit. I guarantee that anyone that has been, now holds a little piece of it in their hearts. Of course I know a BIG part of Brit and Tim’s hearts hold a place for the Aloha State, seeing as how they became man and wife there, amongst the ocean waves and beneath the tall palm trees. We are SO excited to share the design work we did for their wedding today. Let me tell, you there is a lot! This is one of our favorite designs to date, and we certainly had a ton of fun creating it. We are also truly honored to have Brit and Tim’s wedding featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs, Wedding Chicks, today! Be sure to head over and check it out. For now, on to the design eye candy! 

Brit and Tim wanted to do something a little different from your average Hawaii wedding. They both have a fun, quirky, vintage style and wanted to bring that into their wedding. We decided to draw inspiration from vintage hawaii kitsch. So lots of hula girls, tiki men, and vintage artwork were just the ticket! For their save the dates, they wanted to do a postcard of themselves hanging out on the beach, with a vintage flare, as an ode to there wedding location. So for their engagement session, which you can check out here, we packed a picnic and headed out to the beaches of Santa Cruz, to create the photo we used on their postcard save the dates. 
Hawaii Save the Date Postcard The Goodness 001Next up was the design for their invitations. The color palette for the wedding was lots of sea foam green, and muted shaded of bright pink, green, blue, and yellow. I always LOVE it when couples are not afraid of color!Brit tim hawaii wedding 283One of my favorite touches is the woodgrain belly band that holds the invitation suite together. Brit tim hawaii wedding 288These stripes were also an ongoing design element as you’ll see in some of their day-of paper goods. Love them as an envelope liner!Brit tim hawaii wedding 292Brit tim hawaii wedding 284I love the RSVP! We used a cool surfer dude and some playful wording.Brit tim hawaii wedding 295With any destination wedding, a map is a must-have. This one highlighted airport and hotel locations, fun things to do on the island, and of course, the wedding location at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu. Brit tim hawaii wedding 289Hawaii The Goodness 003At the rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding, Brit and Tim handed out these great tote bags with wedding info and more. We designed the bags and the brochure as well. Inside they were packed with lots of Hawaii goodies, water, and travel information.Brit tim hawaii wedding 280aHawaii The Goodness 109At the wedding itself, we designed all of the day-of paper goods. At cocktail hour, we had lots of little signs about all the yummy food, drinks, and snacks. I’ll take shave ice at a wedding any day!Hawaii The Goodness 066Hawaii The Goodness 067aHawaii The Goodness 038One of my favorite details during the reception were these fun flag escort cards. The backs of the flags had the guest’s name and table assignment. They made a fun prop during the day and a great favor to take home!Hawaii The Goodness 070Brit tim hawaii wedding 298Hawaii The Goodness 147Brit tim hawaii wedding 301Hawaii The Goodness 1620276We do design photo guestbooks using engagement photos, but this one we did a little differently. Designed in a square format, we used the stripe and circle motif along with all the fun colors of the wedding, to creat this one-of-a-kind keepsake for the couple.

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SOOOOOO excited to share all the design work we did for Ryan and René’s wedding! Even more so because their wedding was jus featured on the ever-amazing Ruffled Wedding Blog! Be sure to check it out! This was seriously one of the funnest design suites I have had the pleasure of creating. The first thing Ryan and René knew they wanted to be a part of their wedding was a LOT of color. YES! You know we LOVE our color here at The Goodness. Hold on to your butts, there’s going to be a ton of fun stuff below!Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 001

It all started with Ryan and René’s save the date. They weren’t really sure what they wanted to do, but they know they wanted it to be different. René and I were talking about it and we had a conversation that pretty much wen’t like this:

René: “Let’s do something you’ve never done but always wanted to do.”
Me: Thinking…“What if we did a pop-up card?!!!”
René: “I love it! What if we were on a roller coaster?!!!!!!”
Me: “YES!!”

And with that the pop-up-save-the-date-on-a-roller-coaster was born.  

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On the flip side, because the envelopes were clear, you could see all the goodness inside, before you even opened it up. The envelope could be opened by tearing away that arrow return address label. Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 015Inside the envelope was this hand-drawn macaron pattern I created for the suite. It was subtle nod to the dessert theme at the wedding. Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 019Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 018The invitation and other pieces were printed on our in-studio 1950’s vintage letterpress machine, by none other than our very own Geoff Bardot!Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 021I used landmarks of some of the cities that they’d named their tables after. Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 023aWe also designed a schedule card and a super fun mad-libs RSVP.
Colorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 026Ryan and René created a display at the wedding to show off all the hilarious responses they received. Arrow clothespins pointed to their favorites. Ryan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 123aColorful Travel Desserts Wedding Design 024When it came time to design all of the paper goods for the wedding, the fun REALLY began. René really wanted to use funny phrases everywhere. We created a ton of colorful little signs to place around the lodge. 

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Ryan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 152And little tent card to explain the desserts.Ryan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 143Ryan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 168aRyan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 170These little signs were at Ryan and René’s seats. Little inside jokes for each other. Ryan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 183Ryan and Rene Vibrantly Colorful Wedding The Goodness 184aDid I mention that there was ANOTHER dessert table filled to the brim with more delicious treats!?

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Evan and Lynn knew two things they wanted when it came to their wedding stationery. They loved letterpress and they wanted to include the beautiful many colors of wildflowers that would be at the wedding. Now, normally lots of colors and letterpress are not something that go hand in hand. But as you may know, we like to get creative here at The Goodness when faced with a challenge. We were able to create a design that was whimsical, fun and natural, while incorporating bright colors by creative use of materials. Watercolor Letterpress Wedding Invitations The Goodness 001The first thing we designed was the save the date. I’m excited to share this one because you get to see a little of the creation process too! We really wanted to incorporate the colorful wildflowers of the wedding with a letterpress postcard. Our design was letterpressed text and flowers with hand painted  watercolor flowers. We painted each stem and flower by hand to create something that was one of a kind for each guest.Evan Lynn STD 2We mixed our own colors to get the perfect hues.Evan Lynn STD 6aThe colors were inspired by California wildflowers.Evan Lynn STD 7On the back, we used custom rubber stamps to include the wedding information and return address on the back.
Evan Lynn STD 3aA line was painted on the back to separate the message and address area.Evan Lynn STD 5aThe complete save the date! Evan Lynn STD 11aDetail of the letterpress and watercolored flowers.Evan Lynn STD 14Evan Lynn STD 18aWhen it came time to design the invitations, we wanted to keep a lot of the design from the save the date by using some of the same fonts. The end result was modern, natural, and not-too-formal.Watercolor Letterpress Wedding Invitations The Goodness 002We designed custom mailing labels on kraft envelopes for a natural feel.Watercolor Letterpress Wedding Invitations The Goodness 003Pretty envelope liners to match! Again, including color here was essential, and our solution was a beautiful patterned fabric belly band. Watercolor Letterpress Wedding Invitations The Goodness 008The print was rather large, which meant each invitation was unique, just like the save the dates!Watercolor Letterpress Wedding Invitations The Goodness 009aLOVE the texture of letterpress!
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Be sure to stay tuned to the blog for the full post from Evan and Lynn’s culinary-inspired wedding!

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Wow, what a year this has been! I had the opportunity to work with so many of our amazing clients, challenging myself creatively, pushing the envelope(pun!) and producing designs that are unlike anything else out there. I’m so thankful that this is my job! Here’s a look back at some of the designs we created in 2012 including a peek at some we have yet to share! 

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Yay yay! I’m SO excited to share Luis and Lizeth’s wedding design! This was definitely one of my favorites of the summer (the COLORS!) and I’ve been keepin it under wraps because…ta da! Luis and Lizeth’s amazing Mexican Cinco de Mayo wedding is being featured on Ruffled today! Man, do they ever deserve it too! Luis and Lizeth’s wedding was labor of love with lots and lots of beautifully done DIY projects.

I’m going to start off by showing you all of the fun design we did for them, including save the dates, invitations, programs and an adorable guestbook! When we met Lizeth and Luis, we knew this was going to be one FUN, colorful, fiesta of a wedding! We were so excited to be a part of it! As we got to know them better through the design process and engagement photos, it was so apparent how much they love their heritage and love celebrating it.

The first thing we designed was the save the date. Luis showed me his love of old western-style typography and I came up with the idea of using a LoterГ­a (Mexican bingo) card as the basis for the design. The back is an actual LoterГ­a card (made sure to omit El Diablo and to include El CorazГіn, hehe).

Tied with twine to the save the date card is a custom bingo card featuring La Dama and El Catrin, the Lady and the Gentelman, together to represent Lizeth and Luis. The couple liked this so much that they had it blown up huge to display on an easel at the wedding!

Even the envelopes had a custom wraparound address label incorporating LoterГ­a elements.

Lizeth told me her guest were so impressed by the save the date, they actually mistook them for the invitation! Boy, an invitation did we create though! Papel Picado was a major item in the decor of the venue, so we knew it would play a big role in the invites.

Our western typography makes another appearance, this time adorned by LOTS of little colorful banners.

There was an English and Spanish version too.We also designed a map to tell the guests how to get from the church to the reception.

Next up to design was the ceremony programs! Lizeth expressed that she wanted to do a fan, and I came up with the idea to make it look like a piece of Papel Picado. We even printed them in many different colors, for a whole rainbow waving away at the ceremony.

One of the reasons I love doing design so much is that we get to incorporate the designs into the photography products as well. For example, Luis and Lizeth’s Engagement Session Guestbook! The whole session had a bit of a Mexican flair, (check it out here!) which В made designing the guestbook really fun!

We incorporated those vibrant little banners into the pages of the book.So cute!

Coming up soon we are going to be posting about the wedding itself, including all the amazing DIY details created by Luis, Lizeth, and lots of friends and family. The wedding was an amazing party, a true fiesta of color! Stay tuned! Also be sure to head over to Ruffled Blog to see the post!

We’ve been keeping this one to ourselves for WAY too long! But for good reason because Eric and Maria’s wedding has been featured in print in Real Weddings Magazine! Congratulations to them! Eric and Maria are both food lovers, so for their wedding they decided a theme based around fresh and local food would be the way to go. Maria shared their ideas with me, including loosely picked flowers, watering cans, rustic details, burlap, and food stations. She described the theme as an elegant farmers market. Something natural and organic, with a modern twist. I knew this would be fun to design! After several iterations, I developed a design resembling a vintage seed packet. Eric, Maria and I collaborated and revised it to include the modern elements, such as simple typography, the peach monogram and an orange chevron pattern. I love the outcome of their design, especially the pairing of the bold pattern and kraft paper envelopes. Below is the full suite with invitation, RSVP and information card with coordinating belly band, envelope liner and address label.

The entire suite was wrapped in an orange belly band featuring the peach logo and wedding date.

YES! We made it hard to say no to this invitation!

When it came to the day-of wedding stationery, we wanted to keep the same modern aesthetic to the designs. Printed on kraft paper and adorned with an image of a vintage produce crate label, the seating chart and table name cards (all named after fruits and veggies!) fit in perfectly.

Keeping with the foodie theme, Eric and Maria decided to give out grill seasoning packets as gifts to their guests. Yummy! We designed the name tags and inside cards for the favors.

The “perfect blend”!

Eric and Maria had us design them a guestbook using photos from their UC Davis engagement session. I loved getting to incorporate the design throughout.


They also wanted a matching thank you card. I love the way we incorporated the peach from the invitations in to the design!

Thanks, you’re a peach!

One of the most unique things about working with The Goodness is our special ability to incorporate design and photography to tell our couple’s stories in ways that others can’t. What it all comes down to is creating a wedding album that perfectly captures the couple and their wedding day. Because we had worked with Eric and Maria on design for their wedding, we were able to incorporate that design into their album, for an end product that beautifully portrayed the look and feel of the day to a T. Here is the cover of the guestbook aside the first spread of their wedding album.

Mmmm, love that yummy texture on the leather! Our albums of of the highest quality and made to last generations.

We just loved getting to work so closely with Eric and Maria on everything we created together and getting to know them so well through the process. It only helps us to be that much better at capturing their true selves through photography. Speaking of which, we have their full wedding photography post coming up next with more details about their MAGAZINE feature!

I’m so excited to share this wedding from last year! One thing I absolutely love about this design is how it came to be. Steve and Kimber approached me about doing their Save the Date and Wedding Invitations, and Kimber send me over some design ideas and inspiration. I gave her a call and told her the ideas wereВ nice, but didn’t really say very much about them as a couple or their wedding. So they thought about it a little while longer and then I got an email that went something to the tune of, “What about Scrabble?” Steve and Kimber are Scrabble fans. HUGE scrabble fans. So much so that their friends make fun of them for bringing a Scrabble travel set with them EVERYWHERE. They have “fights” about Scrabble. They even played Scrabble the night that Steve proposed. So the wheels were set in motion for some awesome Scrabble-themed wedding invitations and save the dates!

The first piece we designed was of course the Save the Date!

The photo we used for the front of the post card was actually taken by me on my dining room table! I brought out my vintage Scrabble game and set up this scene. These are really cool in person; the cards have a matte finish and spot UV over the tiles!

I LOVE the back just as much!

The “K S” was used as their monogram throughout the suite and on their wedding favors too.

Steve and Kimber were thrilled with the save the dates and just as excited as I was to incorporate the design into the invitations.

The invitation itself was designed to look like the game board with Steve and Kimber’s names written out in Scrabble tiles.

We designed a map to let guests know where to party and where to sleep!

Love this little detail on the RSVP.

To top it all off, we created a Scrabble wedding program!

Stay tuned to see the wedding photos and to see how Steve and Kimber incorporated Scrabble into their amazing wedding day!

 

We’ve got some great Christmas inspired wedding invitation design to show you plus the cutest Christmas wedding you have ever seen! first up, the design! When we first met with Erica about photographing their wedding we knew it was going to be something special. She would be getting married in December told us all about her ideas for a retro kitschy Christmas wedding with lots of pink and sparkly details. So when she asked us do design her wedding invitations and other paper details, we were so excited! Of course we started with the Save the Date. One of the major details for the wedding was romantic roses and bold saturated pink colors. I created this wreath of holly and roses with vintage lettering. There is even a little silhouette of the Golden Gate bridge, to get people excited about the location, San Francisco.

The back featured another big pink rose and website information.

When it came time to create the invitations, Erica and Andrew wanted something a little more formal with that same vintage vibe. I love the gold envelopes and the pocket fold enclosure.

Here is a close-up of the wedding invitation.

The front of the pocket fold featured a cute matching monogram.

Detail of the inserts. I really love the San Francisco map we created showing the ceremony, reception, and hotel.

Another favorite detail is the wraparound address label on the RSVP envelope.

We also designed a wedding logo incorporating the rose wreath form the save the dates.

We designed the covers for Erica and Andrew’s wedding programs. The bright bold colors were a big part of the wedding decor, so we created these beautiful pink covers with the wedding logo.

The last thing we designed for Erica and Andrew’s wedding were their escort cards. Erica’s idea was to have the name tags placed into gold covered chocolates. I designed these cute scalloped edge name cards. The back layers is a beautiful pink glitter paper. Here they are all set up at the wedding.

Coming up next is the wedding post! Oh my goodness, you are in for such a treat! This wedding was absolutely beautiful!


Don and Emily are such a wonderful couple. From the moment we saw them as a bridesmaid and guest at Matt and Diane’s wedding, we knew their love was something special. When we met with Emily and she told us about their own wedding, we were thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of it and get to know them better. Don and Emily were planning a beach wedding at Parajo Dunes, a resort along the Monterey Bay in Watsonville, CA. Lots of family and friends were renting condos and beach homes and even camping for the wedding weekend. Emily and Don really wanted to incorporate both a camping and beach theme, along with their color palette of navy with bright oranges and yellows. We created lots of cute camping-based illustrations for a fun, casual look. Let’s start with their Save the Date!

My favorite part is the old-stlye lantern with the heart flame. It was carried across through all of the design. Emily said it inspired some of the decor at the wedding, which you’ll see in their wedding post coming up next.

When it came time to do the wedding invitation, we went a little more formal, but still kept all the fun, colorful elements. We designed the invitation, RSVP, envelope liners, and super cute map.

“Can we get a witness?” Love it! We did a postcard RSVP.

I really love the map!

Here are some close-ups of the illustrations. Love the vintage camper!

This was a really fun suite to design! Stay tuned for Don and Emily’s wedding photography post later today!


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